Fiona Dabell

Fiona has a mixed caseload including injuries resulting from sepsis, meningitis, haemochromatosis, nerve damage and the delayed diagnosis of cancer.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Fiona was a registered general nurse who worked in a variety of clinical settings in the NHS. She underwent specialist training in Oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital but is interested in all aspects of medical care including paediatrics and midwifery.

Fiona is passionate about achieving the very best outcome for her clients and uses her combined knowledge of the law and medicine to achieve this. She is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and was named Bristol Law Society’s Junior Lawyer of the Year 2017.

Fiona was promoted from Associate to Senior Associate in April 2021.


  • Legal Practice Course from BPP Law School
  • Law (LL.B.) from the College of Law
  • Adult General Nursing and Oncology Nursing at the Plymouth School of Nursing/Royal Marsden Hospital


  • "The service we had was second to none. Fiona Dabell was thoroughly professional at all times, yet showed sensitivity and empathy with our situation. She kept us well informed regularly over a two year period. Her knowledge and expertise was unquestionable and we were pleased with the settlement she achieved for us."
    PeterMedical Negligence Client
  • "Barcan+Kirby are a professional firm. My solicitor Fiona has helped me and guided me so much, not only is she a amazing solicitor but she is also a beautiful person inside and out. I would highly recommend Fiona, she is very professional and on the ball."
    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • "I found Fiona and Richard to be extremely approachable, supportive, friendly and understanding. I appreciate Barcan+Kirby's ethos. The individual solicitors I dealt with, i.e. Fiona and Richard went above and beyond in the duty of care they demonstrated."

    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • "Fiona is extremely thorough and diligent. Totally professional, yet approachable. Explained difficult situations in an emphatic and simple manner. Extremely knowledgeable – expert in her field. Kept us informed and updated every step of the way. Have and had every confidence in her and her team that they were always acting in our best interest."
    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • "Fiona, you came to our rescue and took our case on when others had turned it away. You did us proud and I am eternally grateful for your support in getting justice for my son."

    Mr GMedical Negligence Client